Wednesday, 25 June 2008
I've coloured the image with Prismacolour Pencils using the Gamsol Magic Technique. My background piece is done using acrylic paints and the Pouncing Technique from the Feb/March 2008 Technique Junkies Newsletter. The purple background piece is embossed with my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folders - I've highlighted the dots by swiping over them with an Opalite Nordic Ice inkpad.
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Saturday, 21 June 2008
This card is for the Papertake Weekly Challenge.......................and if you haven't guessed it, the challenge was to use HOT colours.
I've used the Aged Metal Technique from the Feb/Mar 2008 Technique Junkies newsletter. Supplies I've used include my paisley Cuttlebug embossing folder, a Heidi Grace stamped greeting, the green flower is by Green Tara, the mauve flowers are fabric ones from a large plum blossom stem that I pulled apart - got a huge amount of flowers from one stem. I've also used a pink gem flower, green metallic brad and some green grosgrain ribbon.
Thanks for looking, and have a great weekend!
Tuesday, 17 June 2008
Adrienne sent a lovely note saying the RAK is a thank you for inspiring her to "have a go". I'm delighted that I have inspired you Adrienne! You can see more of Adrienne's lovely artwork HERE
Saturday, 14 June 2008
This card is for Katharina's Sketch #4 over at Papertake Weekly challenge blog, it was fairly quick to make. I've only used one stamp on this one................I hope that trend won't continue! I have such a huge stash of ribbons and buttons so I've managed to use a few on this card. The challenge also called for some chipboard to be used as an added extra, so I've used a Collections heart, painted with red Lumiere paint and covered with Dimensional Magic. I think the patterned paper is Foof-a-la. I doodled around the nestabilities oval and added a bit of bling in the card corners with Kaiser gems. Oh, the stamp is from a Heidi Grace clear stamp set.
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I started off wanting to put the key above the flower, but I couldn't get it to look right...........then I had a light bulb moment and decided to use it instead of a number 1!
Tip: If you noticed in my supply list that I used Square Scalloped Nestabilities, but my card is a rectangle, I needed to improvise as I don't have the Rectangle set. I simply cut 2 of the largest scalloped squares and cut away the excess from one square and lined them up next to each other. You have to look real close to see where they're joined.
Thursday, 12 June 2008
My background for the stamped piece is made using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and sprayed over with lovely Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists............this stuff is just so shimmery IRL, but probably a bit hard to see on a photo. Clicking the photo for a larger view may help. I'm getting a little ahead of myself here as I actually stamped the image before I did the background. I've done the same tech with the tag, I also distressed around the edges of the main image. I've antiqued my lace by inking it up with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink too.
Apologies for posting yet another colour combo of pink and brown! I didn't realise this was the 3rd card in a row with those colours! I do like those colours, but next time I'll do something different.
Sorry, but once again I don't know what brand the main stamp is - if anyone knows please LMK.
Fob Watch - Treasure Cay.
Canvas background stamp - Stampin' Up.
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, Shabby Shutters, Tea Dye.
Versafine Vintage Sepia.
Making Memories rubon letters.
K & Company Clear Oval letter.
Collections 'time' word.
Tattered Angel Glimmer Mists - Vintage Pink, Bronze.
Ribbons, lace, clockface button.
Sunday, 8 June 2008
I used my Nestabilities circles and scalloped circles dies for this. I layered the cupcake circle and scalloped circle onto foam dimensional dots to add a bit of depth to the card. The design paper is a double sided one by All My Memories - Sassy Design. The stamp is a Hero Arts clear stamp - I've coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils using the Gamsol Magic tech. I've added KindyGlitz to the frosting and flower, and a few Kaiser gems. The word is done with Making Memories rub-ons. I probably could've added a smaller circle with '16' on it for a Sweet 16 card, but I don't know anyone turning 16, so I didn't!
I used a Fiskars template with a scalloped edge to do the top and bottom edges of my patterned paper. I have a real love-hate thing with my Fiskars cutter, but I managed to cut my paper without any tearing! Yay! I inked the edges of the 2 rectangle pieces with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. The white card is a nice textured card from Pedigree Paper (Aussie company), although you probably can't see the texture in the photo unless you click for a larger view.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!